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Tips for Choosing the Right WordPress Theme With an almost unlimited pool of WordPress themes to select from, it becomes easy to feel overwhelmed, leading to “analysis paralysis” or making the wrong choice. However, if you know what you need, it will be more likely for you to make the right decision. Below are tips to assist you finding the best WordPress theme for website or blog: 1. Paid or Free?
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Long ago, a theme’s was a reliable indicator of its quality. Free themes were usually poorly coded and were even used to steal sensitive user data. But that has changed, and WordPress community developers have produced great free themes in leaps and bounds. At least, it’s now absolutely safe to use a free theme, except, of course, there are still solid advantages to using premium themes, including more regular updates, more uniqueness in design, and continuing support.
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2. Speed Page loading speed is crucial not only to general user experience of a website, but also to conversion rates, search engine rankings, and online revenue. So, what factors contribute to slow page speed? There are three inmost cases: poor coding, overuse of big file formats and overuse of heavy features. 3. Design And User Experience Web design is primarily subjective, but your chances of finding a good theme increases if you take three steps. First, explore websites where the best designers usually sell their themes. Then browse the demo. Do you find it easy to use? Is it exciting? Finally, consider cross-browser compatibility and accessibility. 4. Mobile Readiness Though mobile traffic is different from one industry to another, most reports have indicated that about 30% of all web traffic are derived from mobile devices. Whatever the exact ratios, you have no excuse to use a theme that is not responsive. Thankfully, all reputable themes are mobile-friendly right out of the box, so the lack of responsiveness should be treated as a red flag. 5. SEO Readiness When selecting a theme, look for “SEO ready” or “SEO optimized” in the theme description, but you don’t have to trust it blindly. It’s sad how some developers include it just to make their theme sell. That said, knowing that a designer has somehow considered SEO while developing their product does provide some assurance. A good practice is installing an extension for the Chrome browser to run fast SEO checks on the demo. 6. Ease of Cuztomization A customization dashboard is now considered standard in most themes. This saves you the trouble of having to change your style sheets direclty. Additionally, plugins enable you to build compelx page structions very easily – that is, without altering the code. This is a welcome development for everyone, especially busy blog or site owners.